The Korzok monastery in Ladakh, India.
I was at the two day Korzok Gustor festival on the shores of Lake Tsomoriri, in the province of Ladakh, India, towards the border with China. The festival draws locals and Tibetan nomadic herders, the Chang-dad, and is a serious religious event in their lives. As it takes several bumpy hours to reach Korzok, there are fewer foreign visitors, so the atmosphere is very authentic. This was taken on a Canon 5D mark 2, at ISO 100 on a 17-40mm lens, speed 640th at 7.1. I was walking around and saw that most of the monks were gathered at this spot. The biggest challenge was to balance the bright sky in the background with the darker foreground.